|Current Court Information:|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida|
|Station:||Tampa Bay, FL|
|Appointed by:||Bill Clinton|
|Active:||5/25/2000 - Present|
|Preceded by:||113 Stat. 1501|
|Past post:||Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida|
|Home State:||Walterboro, SC|
|Undergraduate:||U. of Florida, B.A., 1974|
|Law School:||Stetson U. Law, J.D., 1977|
Early life and education
A native of South Carolina, Whittemore graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor's in Business Administration degree in 1974 and later graduated from the Stetson University College of Law with his juris doctorate degree in 1977.
Whittemore served as a private practice licensed in the State of Florida in 1977 and again from 1981 to 1990. In 1978, Whittemore got his first exposure to the Federal Judicial System as a Assistant federal public defender representing poor and indigent clients for the District of Middle Florida in the Federal Public Office of Federal Public Defender from 1978 to 1981. In 1990, Whittemore was appointed Circuit Court Judge for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida until the year 2000 when he was appointed to the Federal Bench.
Middle District of Florida
On the recommendation of U.S. Senator Bob Graham, Whittemore was nominated by President Bill Clinton on October 20, 1999 to a new judgeship created by 113 Stat. 1501 which was approved by Congress. Whittemore was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on May 24, 2000 on a Senate vote and received commission on May 25, 2000.
|Federal judicial offices|
|Middle District of Florida
Chief Judge: Anne Conway • Elizabeth Kovachevich • Steven Merryday • James Whittemore • John Steele • James S. Moody • Tim Corrigan • Virginia Covington • Marcia Howard • Mary Scriven • Sheri Chappell • Charlene Honeywell • Roy Bale Dalton, Jr.
Patricia Fawsett • George Young • Howell Melton • William Castagna • John Moore • William Hodges • George Sharp • Harvey Schlesinger • Susan Bucklew • Henry Adams • Richard Lazzara • John Antoon • Gregory Presnell •
|Magistrate judges||Thomas G. Wilson • Thomas McCoun, III • David A. Baker • Elizabeth Jenkins • Mark Pizzo • Karla Spaulding • Doug Frazier • Thomas Morris • Greg Kelley • James Klindt • Monte Richardson • Anthony E. Porcelli • Joel Toomey • Philip Lammens •|
|Former Article III judges|
|Former Chief judges|